The Frank Baden papers span 21 linear feet and date circa 1927 to circa 1986. The collection documents Baden’s career through
architectural drawings and reprographic copies, furniture parts and entire furniture pieces, AIA Board Annual Reports, correspondence
regarding specific architecture or furniture design projects, journals such as
Pencil Points and
Architectural Form, and Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity Official Reports.
Frank Baden studied architecture at the University of Southern California and graduated in 1927. Throughout his time at the
University of California until 1929, Frank worked in the office of Webber, Staunton and Spaulding. After 1929, Baden focused
almost exclusively on designing furniture. Baden designed and manufactured custom furniture for twelve years in his own cabinet
factory. He taught at the University of Southern California and at Chouinard Art Institute from 1939 through 1942. Baden also
created set design for motion pictures and built custom furniture for actors.
21.0 Linear feet
(2 record storage boxes, 12 boxes of drawings, 1 flat file drawer (14 flat file folders), and furniture)
Partially processed collection, open for use by qualified researchers.